About Joel Trammell
The job of Chief Executive is unlike any other leadership position, and it doesn’t come with a guidebook. A successful founder and CEO, author and CEO educator, Joel Trammell is on a mission to teach aspiring, new and current CEOs to bring confidence and excellence to their role of Chief Executive Officer.
Joel owns Texas CEO Magazine, a quarterly publication whose mission is to help CEOs across Texas grow their businesses and master the chief executive role.
NetQoS was founded by Joel and his wife, Dr. Cathy Fulton, in 1999. The company provided network performance management software to large enterprises and counted 17 of the Fortune 25 as customers.
Joel began serving on the board of Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) in 2013. Black Box was a nearly $1 billion revenue company in the IT services and technology space.
Joel co-founded Cache IQ in June 2010 and acquired the assets of a failed startup. With Joel as CEO the company re-engineered the product to provide an intelligent storage acceleration product to the market.
In 2010 Joel was asked to be Chairman of the Austin Technology Council, an industry association of over 300 technology companies in the central Texas area.
Joel co-founded Lone Rock Technology Group in 2011 as a private equity firm focused on acquiring enterprise software companies.
The CEO Tightrope
No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still – that’s not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward.
The American CEO walks a tightrope daily…many times blindfold and without a net. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company’s constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted CEO is around five years. Why is it that individuals who have been wildly successful at every other position in their career often fail when they get to the CEO chair?
These 10 simple actions would make the country’s chief executive more effective and trustworthy. The president of the United States…
Jeff Bezos and Kendra Scott announced this week that they are stepping down as CEOs to become Executive Chairmen* of…
Traits to look for when you need to find talent I recently wrote that hiring “oddballs” can give your company…
Not every founder is meant to be the CEO of their company. Going from founder to CEO takes new skillsets,…
In this episode with Mark Graban, Joel shares his “favorite mistake” story about having trouble, multiple times, finding the right…
On this week’s episode of Shifting the Law, listen as the Johnny and Joel discuss the importance of CEO leadership…
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